FRENCH CONNECTIONS

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Tuesdays APRIL 23 and APRIL 30 at 7:30 pm
KISLAK CENTER at the RICHTER LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
LECTURE+MUSIC
with FRANK COOPER
FRENCH CONNECTIONS

The notably distinct characteristics of French music attract our attention and fascinate our minds. Viewed from two angles in this pair of events, we will explore the facts behind their allure in anticipation of the performances to come in the Mainly Mozart Festival of treasured composers such as Debussy, Faure, Francaix, Franck, Ravel and Saint-Saëns.

Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI RICHTER LIBRARY, THE KISLAK CENTER

I - ABSTRACTION

“Abstraction” is a term associated by many with the rise of Impressionism and Early Modernism, yet its presence has been vital to the music of France since the glories of the Renaissance. Find out what forms it took and why.

Program:

Jean-Henri d'AnglebertPassacaille d'Armide (Lully)

Cesar Franck - Prelude, Choral and Fugue

Performed by Tomoka Shigeno

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm 

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI RICHTER LIBRARY,  THE KISLAK CENTER

II - REPRESENTATION

“Representation” immediately conjures notions beyond those of ways of combining for their own sake as sound melodies, motives, rhythms, harmonies, textures. If the idea of profiles strikes you as picturesque, then attend for some surprises.

Program:

Maurice Ravel - Laideronnette from La Mere l'Oye

Performed by Larisa Soboleva and Ana Cristea

Claude Debussy - Selection of Preludes, Book 1 

Performed by Tomoka Shigeno